Spring Break Wishlist

With March around the corner and spring weather making an appearance, all I can think about is the beach! Luckily for me I will be there in 3 short weeks! While I might be ready for fun in the sun, my wardrobe certainly is not. So I have compiled my favorite spring-break must-haves!

Bathing Suits

Obviously I love the palm print and am so excited it is sticking around for another year! This time I am definitely getting in on the trend!

Red // Anthropology

One piece // Anthropology

High Waisted // ModCloth

Halter Palm // Cupshe

Sandals

I have included all of the essentials here: tassel, lace up, jelly and classic (Tory Burch duh).

Fringe // Target

Red Lace-up // ASOS

Jelly // Forever21

Tory Burch // Nordstrom

Cover-ups

I don’t know about you but I am crazy about cover-ups! I might have one to match each of my bathing suits! I love the off the shoulder ones especially and will definitely be picking one up for my trip!

Lace // Nordstrom

White OTS // ASOS

Blue // ASOS

Tassel // Anthropology

Is anyone else going on spring break this year? What are your beach must haves?

Gift Guide: For 21 and Over

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Tomorrow it is one month until Christmas! Crazy how this fall has flown by! This week I thought I would round-up some adorable Kate-Spade inspired bar accessories! I love how the gold polka-dots have become one of Kate Spade’s signatures and I have used them as the influence for finding coordinating pieces!  These adorable gold accessories will totally glamorize a friend’s alcohol, keeping it oh-so classy. Best part? They are all super affordable and fit my #brokecollegegirl budget.

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1. Confetti Shot Glasses-Nordstrom

These fun glasses will be perfect to celebrate New Year’s with and as such would make an awesome X-mas gift. I would want them in my collection, wouldn’t you?

2. Initial Wine Stopper- Bed, Bath and Beyond 

I actually just picked one of these up as part of a friend’s gift! I thought it would be so useful for all those open bottles of wine (ooops). As a sorority girl, I have learned to love everything monogrammed so obviously I love the personal touch this stopper has.

3. Kate Spade Shaker- Red Dress Boutique

A Kate-Spade inspired bar cart would not be complete without something that is authentically Kate Spade! This cocktail shaker is everywhere and I can totally see why.

4. Stemless Glasses- Kohl’s

These Fitz and Floyd glasses immediately grabbed my eye. They are unique but timeless and will instantly spruce up anything you’re drinking. The gold dots just make me dream of champagne!

5. Gold Ice Bucket- World Market

Not really sure if people actually use ice buckets anymore but nevertheless this one is pretty enough just to look at. Plus for the $12 price tag I would buy one just for decoration.

Stocking Stuffers: For Your Men

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Here’s the second installment of my weekly gift guide! I have been wracking my brain trying to think of the perfect gifts for my boyfriend, dad and brother. Annnnnddddd still haven’t found them yet. BUT in the meantime I have compiled the best list of stocking stuffers that I’m absolutely sure they love. I thought y’all would agree! Best of all they are all still under $50! Remember #brokecollegegirl

 

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1. Socks-J.Crew

So A (my boyfriend) is obsessed with printed socks. In my mom’s words, “What? Is he a thirteen year old girl?” Nevertheless he gets more excited about opening a box of socks than anything else. So if you have a man in your life that is at least 1/10 as excited as my boyfriend about socks than you need to pick him up a pair of these beauties.

2. Bowtie-Shop Local KY

A and my brother both have an impressive bowtie collection and when I saw this one I just knew it would make the perfect addition. Of course this particular one only really applies to Kentucky lovers. There’s quite a few options out there but of course this one caught my eye. (CATS by 90)

3. Yeti Colster- Field and Stream

I actually have already given this to A and my dad. They have l-o-v-e-d it and I have been so impressed, I want to tell everyone to go get one immediately! I think I’ll be picking up the rambler next!

4. “Merica-Rowdy Gentleman 

Patriotic. Fuzzy ball. ‘Nuff said?

5. Flask- Etsy

For your legal-aged men here’s fancy flask. You can customize however you want and even have your man’s favorite liquor logo lasered on the front. I ordered one with the Captain Morgan label a few years ago and A was obsessed. Best part? Only $11!

Gift Guide: For the Roomies

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Here’s a scary thought: There’s only 6 more Mondays until Christmas! As much as I advocate celebrating one holiday at a time (right now that would be Thanksgiving), I can’t deny the allure and practicalness of Christmas shopping early! In that spirit I have decided to do a gift guide a week until Christmas! All of my gifts will be under $50 because I am on that #brokecollegegirl budget and I feel like many of you are too! So many of my finds are going to be STEALS and you should get them FAST because I know they are going to be gone quick! Without further ado here is my gift ideas for my friends/roommates (who have way too expensive taste 😉 )

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1. The Blanket Scarf- Simple Addiction

You know that thing that everyone has been wearing? Well don’t let your friends get left behind in the trend-following dust. I’ve found the perfect scarf (already have 2) at a great price! At $13 you might just have to buy one for yourself too (I know I did).

2. Kate Spade Necklace- Nordstrom

Nordstrom is having some like awesome fall sale and I am just going to roll with it. This necklace comes in four different colors including tortoise and would be the perfect piece of dazzling neck candy (yes neck candy). Plus who wouldn’t love a little Kate Spade in their life?

3. Kendra Scott Earrings- Nordstrom

Seriously the Nordstrom sale is awesome and if you have a little bit of time you should really check out all the great deals they have! These Kendra Scott earrings are mesmerizing and I know I’m putting them on my christmas list! I just know that some of my friends would swoon over these too.

4. Tommy Bahama Watch- MyHabit

So I recently discovered this website called myhabit.com. It’s a website that has crazy markdowns on designer items. Apparently Access Hollywood talks about it? Anyways that’s how my mom became hooked on it and now she’s got me addicted to it too! Watches are such a statement nowadays and my roomies would love to have this one gracing their arm.

5. The Happy Planner- Me and My Big Ideas

Absolutely OBSESSED with this planner. I actually originally saw it at Michaels and have been researching about it all day. The website I listed has a much greater selection and also carries all the accessories for it (who knew planners could have accessories?). Anyways I think this my next move planner-wise (sorry Lilly). I know many of my friends are off to grad-school next year and organization is going to be key to their success and sanity. Plus there’s a ton of cute stickers, flags and paperclips that just makes this the cutest and most useful gift.

Product Review: Physicians Formula BB Cream

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I am the LAZIEST person when it comes to make-up. I think I may have mentioned that in previous posts but if you’re just now joining me let me tell ya. Seriously that extra 2 min and 47 sec I get in the morning is totally worth it. If I could marry sleep I would, but I digress. So a few weeks ago I was like “maybe I shouldn’t look ratchet everyday of my senior year since I actually have to join the real world in my near future.” With this in mind, I wanted to try a BB cream (basically a tinted moisturizer) but I didn’t have any clue what I should be looking for. To be honest I couldn’t and still can’t tell you what BB stands for (Be Beautiful? Barely Blemished?). Anyways I was recommended to try Physicians Formula Super BB Cream. This stuff works wonders for me! I usually am a big proponent of higher end make-up, especially when it comes to my face, but this cream is definitely the exception! My skin is on the dryer side and has a red undertone that makes me look blotchy. I put this on and it evens my skin tone almost better than my foundation! It never looks dry or flakey nor does it look oily. I have it in light and while it looked a bit lighter on me when I tanned in the summer, which was fixed with a little bit of bronzer, it is perfect for my skin tone in the fall and winter. The only drawback is that it has a kinda weird smell but I can’t tell when it’s on me so I got over it. So I may have found my new soulmate (sorry sleep). I slap this on in the morning and I am ready to go all day. Lazy college girl: 1 Real world: 0

If you want to read about my full beauty routine when I actually get out of bed and do it, read it here! 

And for another awesome drug store find, check out my shampoo post!

Summer Wishlist

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Since I will be working a lot this summer I have compiled a list of things I want to save up for and buy! I am loving the all bright colors this season and I want to get in on the action. Hopefully I won’t be #poor and be able to splurge on a few things! Here’s my top 7:

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  2. tassel necklace–Nordstrom (there’s another option from Bellac)
  3. fraternity collection t-shirt– I have a pocket tee but I love this printed one! Perfect for Fourth of July
  4. krass and co shorts– Country Clup Prep (sidenote: I am OBSESSED with this store. They just opened one in Lexington and I go in any chance I get!)
  5. visor–Vineyard Vines
  6. shep shirt– Vineyard Vines (I love this ombre one!)
  7. monogrammed pfg —Etsy

Golfing or Shopping?

I finally decided it was time to wear my Vineyard Vines sleeveless polo that I had received for CHRISTMAS! Yeah it was about time! But it is my first piece of serious VV so I had been saving it. Luckily, I had bought these awesome tailored white pants from the Ralph Lauren outlet to pair with it for a country club vibe. Seriously I felt like I was about to tee off all day, and I haven’t even ever played golf! (Although I would love to try!)
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Polo: VV (same but different colors here)

Pants: Ralph Lauren

Shoes: Jack Rogers (similar here)

Belt: local boutique

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Shirt: Dillards (Blu Pepper)

Shorts: Dillards (Copper Key)

Jewelry and make-up bag: Charming Charlie’s